Grosses

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Leads Again on Wednesday with $3.89 MillionJuly 24, 2014 07:15 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes added $3.9 million yesterday for a 42 percent week-to-week decline, giving the sequel $152.4 million domestically in its first 13 days. Apes is running 33 percent ahead of the pace of its 2011 predecessor.

Universal reports that The Purge: Anarchy posted $2.6 million on Wednesday, off 28 percent from the day before. The thriller sequel has tallied $39.3 million in its first 6 days, or 6 percent less than its 2013 predecessor.

Planes: Fire and Rescue dropped just 9 percent to earn $2.1 million on Wednesday. The animated Disney sequel has totaled $23.8 million in its first 6 days, 20.5 percent less than last year's first flick.

Sex Tape accounted for $1.5 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day haul of $19.65 million. The R-rated comedy is lagging behind the pace of 2011's Bad Teacher by 54 percent.

Rounding out the top five, Transformers: Age of Extinction slid 39 percent from last week to $1.2 million yesterday. Michael Bay's fourth franchise entry has amassed $230.8 million domestically up to this point, overtaking X-Men: Days of Future Past ($230.79 million) as this summer's top domestic grosser so far.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Sep. 17 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 17 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Burn After Reading$1,437,884-12%2,651--$542$23,699,9011Focus
2Righteous Kill$1,135,789-18%3,152--$360$20,038,6881Overture
3The Women (2008)$978,728-5%2,962--$330$12,943,3391Picturehouse
4Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys$753,690-19%2,070--$364$20,105,9221Lionsgate
5Tropic Thunder$305,411-10%2,927-519$104$103,928,2355Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Dark Knight$292,326-5%2,191-384$133$518,683,4289Warner Bros.
7Bangkok Dangerous$233,298-12%2,6544$88$13,461,5532Lionsgate
8The House Bunny$222,524-8%2,76327$81$39,640,2964Sony / Columbia
9Mamma Mia!$189,427-4%1,517-387$125$139,947,5229Universal
10Traitor$171,095-6%2,014-94$85$21,249,8173Overture